The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 22 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 105 37 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.97% 2.53% 3.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.31% 2.65% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 15
Median daily rate £475 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.38% +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £311 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £415
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1437 1397 1181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.36% 95.49% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 778 670
Median daily rate £400 £360 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 35
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 88 (44.22%) Finance
2 65 (32.66%) Data Centre
3 41 (20.60%) Migration
4 36 (18.09%) Unix
5 34 (17.09%) Banking
6 26 (13.07%) Oracle
7 25 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (12.56%) Law
8 24 (12.06%) Solaris
9 22 (11.06%) Active Directory
10 21 (10.55%) CA
10 21 (10.55%) Linux
10 21 (10.55%) SQL
11 20 (10.05%) Veritas
12 19 (9.55%) Clustering
12 19 (9.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 18 (9.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 18 (9.05%) Veritas File System
13 18 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (8.54%) RACF
14 17 (8.54%) Java
15 16 (8.04%) ServiceNow
15 16 (8.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 15 (7.54%) Windows
16 15 (7.54%) Web Services
16 15 (7.54%) Cisco
17 14 (7.04%) IBM
17 14 (7.04%) CA Single Sign-On
17 14 (7.04%) Identity Access Management
18 13 (6.53%) Microsoft

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.03%) SAS
2 9 (4.52%) Apache
2 9 (4.52%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.52%) IIS
4 6 (3.02%) JBoss
5 5 (2.51%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.51%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.51%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.51%) iPlanet
7 3 (1.51%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.51%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.51%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.51%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.51%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (1.01%) CICS
8 2 (1.01%) Confluence
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.01%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.50%) Exstream
3 1 (0.50%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.50%) Radian6
3 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.50%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.51%) Taleo
3 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.50%) Office 365
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
4 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.53%) SAN
2 8 (4.02%) Firewall
2 8 (4.02%) Network Security
3 7 (3.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (2.51%) LDAP
5 4 (2.01%) DHCP
5 4 (2.01%) DNS
5 4 (2.01%) LAN
5 4 (2.01%) WAN
6 3 (1.51%) ATM
6 3 (1.51%) BGP
6 3 (1.51%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.51%) HTTP
6 3 (1.51%) IPsec
6 3 (1.51%) ISDN
6 3 (1.51%) OSPF
6 3 (1.51%) SSH
6 3 (1.51%) Wireless
6 3 (1.51%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.03%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.52%) Hadoop
2 9 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.02%) Informix
3 8 (4.02%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.52%) Big Data
5 5 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.01%) MySQL
6 4 (2.01%) Pentaho
6 4 (2.01%) PowerCenter
6 4 (2.01%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.01%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.50%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 5 (2.51%) JIRA
2 4 (2.01%) ERwin
3 3 (1.51%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.51%) Selenium
4 2 (1.01%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.01%) JMeter
4 2 (1.01%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.50%) Ant
5 1 (0.50%) Firebug
5 1 (0.50%) Maven
5 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 88 (44.22%) Finance
2 34 (17.09%) Banking
3 25 (12.56%) Law
4 11 (5.53%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.51%) Marketing
6 4 (2.01%) Legal
7 2 (1.01%) Back Office
7 2 (1.01%) Billing
7 2 (1.01%) Retail
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.54%) Web Services
2 10 (5.03%) Middleware
3 7 (3.52%) PostGIS
4 4 (2.01%) CSS
4 4 (2.01%) HTML
4 4 (2.01%) JSON
5 3 (1.51%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.01%) .NET
6 2 (1.01%) CSS3
6 2 (1.01%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.01%) HTML5
6 2 (1.01%) Java EE
6 2 (1.01%) LAMP
6 2 (1.01%) REST
6 2 (1.01%) Servlets
6 2 (1.01%) Spring
6 2 (1.01%) XML
7 1 (0.50%) Ajax
7 1 (0.50%) SAML
7 1 (0.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 65 (32.66%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.55%) Clustering
3 9 (4.52%) Mainframe
4 8 (4.02%) Hedge funds
5 7 (3.52%) PKI
6 6 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.51%) User Experience
8 4 (2.01%) CMDB
8 4 (2.01%) LPAR
8 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.51%) DataPower
10 2 (1.01%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.01%) Health Informatics
10 2 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (1.01%) Informatics
10 2 (1.01%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.50%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.09%) Unix
2 24 (12.06%) Solaris
3 21 (10.55%) Linux
4 15 (7.54%) Windows
5 11 (5.53%) AIX
5 11 (5.53%) Windows Server
6 9 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.52%) zOS
7 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.50%) Android
10 1 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.60%) Migration
2 25 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (7.04%) Identity Access Management
5 11 (5.53%) Data Modelling
6 10 (5.03%) ETL
6 10 (5.03%) ITIL
6 10 (5.03%) SIEM
7 8 (4.02%) Data Migration
7 8 (4.02%) DevOps
8 7 (3.52%) Change Management
8 7 (3.52%) CRM
9 6 (3.02%) Analytics
9 6 (3.02%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (3.02%) Database Security
9 6 (3.02%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (3.02%) Mentoring
9 6 (3.02%) Project Management
9 6 (3.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.51%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.55%) SQL
2 17 (8.54%) Java
3 6 (3.02%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.02%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.01%) C#
4 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.01%) Perl
4 2 (1.01%) VBScript
5 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (5.03%) CCNA
1 10 (5.03%) CCNP
1 10 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (4.52%) Degree
3 8 (4.02%) CCIE
4 4 (2.01%) CCSA
5 3 (1.51%) CISM
5 3 (1.51%) CISSP
5 3 (1.51%) ISEB
5 3 (1.51%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.01%) CISA
6 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.01%) MCP
6 2 (1.01%) MCSE
6 2 (1.01%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.52%) QA
3 4 (2.01%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.01%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.01%) WCAG
4 3 (1.51%) COBIT
4 3 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.01%) WAI
System Software
1 22 (11.06%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 18 (9.05%) Veritas File System
3 18 (9.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 17 (8.54%) RACF
5 5 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (2.01%) PowerHA
7 3 (1.51%) ACF2
7 3 (1.51%) Docker
8 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.01%) Xen
8 2 (1.01%) XenApp
8 2 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (7.04%) CA Single Sign-On
2 10 (5.03%) SCCM
3 4 (2.01%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.01%) QRadar
3 4 (2.01%) SCOM
4 3 (1.51%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.51%) Puppet
4 3 (1.51%) TADDM
4 3 (1.51%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.51%) zSecure
5 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.50%) Proventia
5 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (13.07%) Oracle
2 21 (10.55%) CA
3 20 (10.05%) Veritas
4 16 (8.04%) ServiceNow
5 15 (7.54%) Cisco
6 14 (7.04%) IBM
7 13 (6.53%) Microsoft
8 10 (5.03%) VMware
9 9 (4.52%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.52%) Informatica
10 7 (3.52%) Teradata
11 6 (3.02%) Splunk
12 5 (2.51%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.51%) HP
13 4 (2.01%) Adobe
13 4 (2.01%) Blue Coat
13 4 (2.01%) Citrix
14 3 (1.51%) ArcSight
14 3 (1.51%) IronPort
14 3 (1.51%) Symantec